6th January

"Dynamite was used after an avalanche had blocked the railway line from
Edinburgh to Carlisle near Galashiels and 1,300 sheep, ponies, and bullocks
were dug out of drifts on Dartmoor.  A lifeboat from a coaster which had
been missing since December 28 on a voyage from Swansea to Rouen was found
near Land's End".

As reported in the Manchester Guardian booklet "The Long Winter 1962-63"